Selden Society 2022 lecture series—1922: after Ryan, the storm

Thursday 24 March
5.15 for 5.30pm
Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law

Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane
(Or join the livestream via Zoom.)

TJ Ryan, as leader of Queensland’s first Labor government to have a majority in the lower house of the state parliament, implemented wide‑ranging political, economic and social reforms in the face of opposition from the upper house and resistance from the Supreme Court of Queensland.

After his untimely death in 1922, Ryan’s successors launched sustained attacks on the upper house and the Supreme Court of Queensland. In this lecture, Justice Keane AC will consider the extent to which the attacks on these institutions of government should be regarded as part of Ryan’s legacy.

Join us for refreshments in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.

Register to attend this free lecture in person. (Note, in-person registrations are limited.)

Registrations close 17 March—please bring your ticket for quick check-in.

We will also be livestreaming the lecture: register to join this lecture via Zoom.

CPD points: 1 point per hour, self-assessed (BAQ and QLS)

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